Marilyn Manson: The controversial musician turns 46

Singer, songwriter, actor, writer and painter Brian Hugh Warner better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson celebrates his 46 years of age. Here is a sketch of his life.

Marilyn Manson is an American singer, songwriter, actor, writer, painter and film director, known for his controversial personality and image as the lead singer of the industrial metal band.

His stage name was formed from the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted Charles Manson. He appeared in such films as Jawbreaker, Lost Highway by David Lynch and Party Monster.

Not only he is dedicated to music, but also to painting. Figure at number 44 on the list of the 100 best metal vocalists of all time, according to Hit Parader. Manson has also been certified by the IFPI as one of the 100 most successful artists of all time and holds a place among the five most successful artists of Industrial Metal, certifying 50 million records sold. Manson has his androgynous alter ego named "Omega" which appeared on his album "Mechanical Animals".